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A memorial service in celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Midway Baptist Church in Amherst, Va. with Pastor Jack Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service on Friday.

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John Edward Coffey, Johnny, 75, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Born in Amherst County, Va. he was the eldest son of the late Elmer Page Coffey and Corrine Sale Coffey. Also proceeded in death by father-in-law, Fred Vandergriff; mother-in-law, Jo Vandergriff; sister, Doris Ferguson and brother-in-law, Wayne Ferguson.

He graduated from Amherst County High School in 1964 and was a long-term employee of Amherst Motors, as well as a real estate agent for many years. Johnny grew up attending Midway Baptist Church as a kid. He was a long-time member of Timberlake United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and Building Committee. Johnny loved his Country and served as a Reservist in the United States Army. He loved Nascar racing, WWE, and fishing at the Outer Banks.

He is survived by his wife, Janey V. Coffey; children, Ashley Coffey of Lynchburg, Sarah Coffey of Lynchburg, and Lisa Dawn. Also survived by one sister, Janet Williams; one brother, Steve Coffey (Susan); four grandchildren, Kasey Warthan (Tim), Donovan Murphy, Riley Jo Murphy, Nicholas “Cole” Coffey; two great-grandchildren, Kelsie and Hannah; sister-in-law Ann Lautermilch (Paul); also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service in celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Midway Baptist Church in Amherst, Va. with Pastor Jack Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

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Posted by:
Heather and Curtis Kirkland

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May 20, 2021

Janey I am sooo sorry to hear about Johnny. We just now found out. Our hearts sank. If you need anything please let us know. Take care and God Bless you and the family..

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Carolyn Cocho

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May 7, 2021

My family and I wish to extend our sincere condolences. Johnny always had good things to say about his family and loved them so much. He will be missed by all his cousins and especially me. Keep God in your hearts because he loves you. Love to all, Carolyn

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Vicky & Alan

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May 7, 2021

Ashley, our hearts are filled with sorrow for you and your entire family. I wish we could be there to hold your hand, share a hug and smile. I know you, your mom and the family will keep his memories close to your hearts and those fond memories will help in the days to come to help with the healing. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

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Ricky and Denise Blount

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May 6, 2021

Ricky and I are so sorry to hear about Johnny. Ricky has been telling me about many fond memories he has of fun times with Johnny. We are sorry for your loss. Hold tight to your memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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Sandy Robbins

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May 6, 2021

Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in your precious memories.

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Ashley Jeirles

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May 5, 2021

Ashley, We are so sorry for the loss of your father! We are here if you need anything. The Jeirles Family

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Ashley Jeirles

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May 5, 2021

Ashley, We are so sorry for the loss of your father! We are here if you need anything. The Jeirles Family

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The Flavins

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May 5, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss, Ashley. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Debra Laughon

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May 5, 2021

Janey, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie

 

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